Private MRI Scan in London

A scan using magnetic fields and radio waves

Our consultant radiologists use some of the most technologically advanced MRI scanners to provide accurate examinations of the inside of your body.

What is an MRI scan?

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a type of scan using strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce high-quality images of the inside of the body. The MRI scanner looks like a large tube that you lie inside. It can be used on all parts of your body, including your head, without using radiation, and helps to identify any differences between healthy and unhealthy body tissue.

Our consultants use some of the most technologically advanced MRI scanners available, with highly precise, rapid scanning capabilities for the most accurate results. Scans take between 20 and 60 minutes. The procedure is painless, and you’ll be able to listen to music, but will need to remain as still as possible. The machine makes a loud knocking noise when it’s scanning and you may feel vibrations under your body. Your results are reported by a specialist consultant radiologist within 48 hours.

Scanning technology at HCA UK

Across the HCA UK network we offer diagnostic MRI scanning for a wide range of service lines to help diagnose and manage conditions. 


HCA UK are committed to ensuring they continually invest in the latest technology to support advancements in diagnosing conditions sooner. Throughout the HCA UK network we currently have the latest in both 1.5T and 3T MRI machines.

MRI scanning locations

At HCA UK, experienced consultant radiologists use some of the most technologically advanced scanners for quick MRI scans and accurate results.

Contact HCA UK

Do you have any questions about our treatments or services? Call or email us and we'll be happy to help.

020 7079 4344

8am – 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am – 5pm Saturday

This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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